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Ricky Grove


Ricky Grove is the managing editor at where he produces the weekly "News of the Week" and "Gallery of the Week" video programs. When he's not editing video or watching anime, Ricky works at the best bookstore in Los Angeles: The Iliad Bookshop. He has a life-long love of reading, movies and animation. He lives with his partner, writer Lisa Morton, and 2 eccentric cats in Southern California. You can discover more about Ricky at his website: and his FB Page

User Since

Mar 08, 2018


Autodesk Maya Tips & Tricks - Manipulators

Oct 17, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Autodesk Maya Tips & Tricks - Manipulators These Autodesk Maya tips for using the manipulators are extremely simple, yet even many experienced Maya users don't know them..... Read More

NVIDIA announces a new line up of Quadro Mobile GPUs.

Oct 17, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Quadro-powered mobile workstations pack enough punch to run the same demanding professional applications as desktop workstations. If you're a designer, artist, architect o.... Read More

Umbrella Sky by BlacKeri

Oct 16, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Umbrella Sky by BlacKeri Renderosity artist, BlackKeri, has a remarkable gallery at renderosity. Her 2D illustrations are exquisite and it's hard to pick a single image to.... Read More

Side Effects Software Announces the Release of Houdini 15

Oct 16, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Just nine months after artists first got their hands on Houdini 14, Side Effects Software has announced the release of Houdini 15 with onion skinning, new shader building to.... Read More

The Symbolism Behind the "I Chose You" Image

Oct 15, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Lately, I've been looking for images on Renderosity that jump out and symbolize 'love.' I'm a hopeless romantic and love hearing about marriage proposals, acts of love, and st.... Read More

New Version of Free, Open-Source 3D Application, Blender Released

Oct 15, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

News Item: Blender 2.76 Release Main highlights for this release: Initial support for Pixar's OpenSubdiv geometry subdivision technology. A huge view-port performance boost..... Read More

Chit-Chat With New Staff Writer Henry Winchester

Oct 12, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

We're pleased to bring on Henry Winchester as a staff writer for our team. We decided to interview him and get the scoop on what his background consists of! Tell us a little a.... Read More

uSens, The Augmented and Virtual Reality Company That Is Changing The Way We Live And Work

Oct 10, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

In March of 2015, the Silicon-Valley start up company, uSens, achieved 386% of their Kickstarter campaign goal. In fact, they made their original modest funding goal within 2.... Read More

HP Announces Adobe Illustrator CC for Sprout Immersive Computing Platform

Oct 10, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Illustrator CC for Sprout "With every new application, Sprout enables creativity of beautiful artwork," said Eric Monsef, Highly Immersive Systems, HP. "With Adobe Illustrato.... Read More

Pin the Crown on the Princess by auntietk

Oct 09, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Pin the Crown on the Princess by auntietk Renderosity artist, auntietk took this photo in 2008. It's a simple photograph that's not particularly well framed or exposed, but it.... Read More

Microsoft Announces New Surface Book Laptop

Oct 08, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Microsoft has announced their new 13.5-inch Surface Book, a high-performance laptop computer with the versatility of a tablet. In what Microsoft describes as the "future of l.... Read More

Getting the Filthy Look with Red Giant Plug-Ins

Oct 08, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Getting the Filthy Look with Red Giant Plug-Ins Filthy Look Films might not be "dirty" as its namesake suggests, but it certainly is of-the-earth. Founder and director/cinema.... Read More

Interview: Stewart McSherry on the roots of Xfrog

Oct 08, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Xfrog's organic modeling system has been a key part of the visual effects industry for almost 20 years now. We spoke to co-creator Stewart McSherry about this incredible softw.... Read More

Method Studios Sets the Stage for "Halo 5: Guardians" with Apocalyptic Destruction in New TV Campaign

Oct 08, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2015) -- New commercials debuted this week for "Halo 5: Guardians" featuring devastation and destruction on a massive scale; scenes brought to life.... Read More

Adobe Drives Creative Innovation Forward at MAX 2015

Oct 06, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Oct. 5, 2015 -- At Adobe MAX 2015, the world's leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud -- a "con.... Read More

Allen Forbes (vagabondallen): "Art is about capturing a moment the way you want it to be"

Oct 05, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Renderosity member Allen Forbes (vagabondallen) has recently released his first series of children's books: The Farfairhaven Adventures. He says, "The first in the series is c.... Read More

Substance Designer 5.3: Texture, Render!

Oct 04, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Allegorithmic made a lot of noise at SIGGRAPH when they brought NVIDIA's Iray renderer into Substance Painter, now they are doing the same for Substance Designer. With SD 5.3.... Read More

My Favorite Time of Year by AngelFire999

Oct 04, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

My Favorite Time of Year by AngelFire999, of course, refers to the most wonderful month of the year: October. The month climaxes with the Halloween celebration which, over the.... Read More

HP Updates the World's No. 1 Entry-Level Workstation

Oct 03, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

HP has announced the HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF Workstations, raising the bar for entry-level workstations, while providing the reliability of a workstation at the price point.... Read More

SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 to shine world spotlight on Japan

Oct 03, 2015 at 12:00 am by -gToon

[from the Siggraph Asia press release] KOBE, Japan, 2 October 2015 - Come 2 to 5 November 2015, the international computer graphics and interactive techniques community will c.... Read More